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Poster: guidoka95 Date: Jul 4, 2014 5:59am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain

How can a tv show became public domain?
And, for the record, does any of this series is considered public domain: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jul 4, 2014 10:00pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: No

None of the series you mention are in the public domain.

But "Texaco Star Theater" is public domain because it features no copyright notice and wasn't registered for copyright.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2014-07-05 05:00:39

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Poster: jude_oats Date: Jul 4, 2014 12:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain

MASH film was in 1970
MASH tv series started in 1972
Dukes of Hazzard started January 26, 1979
I Love Lucy started on TV in 1951
I'm no authority on it, but I don't think any of these are in the public domain.

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Poster: Vance Capley Date: Jul 4, 2014 12:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain

Looks like Desilu Productions and CBS hold the rights to I Love Lucy

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Poster: Vance Capley Date: Jul 4, 2014 12:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain

Warner Brothers has the Dukes. MASH is held by 20th Century Fox.

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Poster: Vance Capley Date: Jul 4, 2014 12:46pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain

This chart will help you. Look up when they started then look on this chart. http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm

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